Wide receiver Cameron Moore from Pamlico County is receiving more interest from college coaches as Signing Day 2015 approaches. He currently only has one offer from Football Championship Subdivision school Elon, but that could change any time now.
A Division I program that has been in contact with the talented wide receiver lately is ECU. The Pirates’ offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley has reached out to Moore and the two sides are building a relationship.
“Lately I’ve been hearing from Lincoln Riley a lot,” said the 6-foot-3, 185-pound Moore. “He keeps telling me to stay patient about the offer and to keep balling. I got off to a fast start this season before getting injured. Some other schools I’ve been hearing from are Appalachian State and Wake Forest.”
Of all the coaches Moore has heard from during recruitment he is closest with Lincoln Riley. He mentioned Riley is a great coach and made him feel comfortable on his visit. Moore is also impressed with how much Riley keeps in touch with him.
On Sep. 20 Moore visited ECU for its 70-41 win over UNC Chapel Hill.
“It was great at ECU,” said Moore. “We got to hear from (head coach) Ruffin McNeill and went out on the field. It was live out there during the game. I enjoyed watching the team beat up on Carolina, it was crazy.”
After the game concluded Moore found ECU wide receiver Justin Hardy who he describes as his “big brother.” The two have an interesting relationship built on the foundation of Pamlico County Head Coach Kevin Yost, the same coach that got Hardy noticed by the Pirates when he coached him at West Craven in high school. Hardy and Moore communicate almost daily.
Moore told Scout he would commit to ECU if given an offer.
“ECU is where I want to play,” he said.
Moore injured his back in a game a couple of weeks ago. Despite the doctors at the emergency room telling him he needs to stop playing for a while he is making an amazing recovery. He mentioned he is almost back to 100 percent healthy and plans to prove those doctors wrong.
Before his injury Moore did get off to a fast start. He currently has 22 catches for 543 yards and 13 total touchdowns. He is honing his skills this season and practicing getting separation from defensive backs and having sure hands.